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VOICES Spring 2020 Schedule

Have a look at the new VOICES extended day schedule for Spring 2020! There are a few changes and some additions.
Also, be sure to stay tuned this semester for opportunities with Ironwood Tree Experience, Sonoran Glass School, free tickets to The Loft, and more!

Student Led Conferences for Sophomores & Seniors: January 8, 9, and 10

Sophomore and Seniors have been preparing for their Student-Led Conferences, happening January 8, 9, and 10 the week we return from Winter Break. The Student-Led Conference , a City Hight School tradition, is facilitated by the student’s Advisor and attended by parents, peers, and other teachers. Students discuss their development and mastery of City High School’s Habits of Heart and Mind by presenting evidence in the form of work they have done over the course of the fall semester. They also set and discuss goals as well as discuss their understanding of the social emotional skills we’ve started to focus on this year.

Parents of Sophomores and SeniorsOnline sign up for Student-Led Conferences is now live! Thirty-minute conference time slots are available Wednesday, January 8th from 1:30-4:30 p.m.;  Thursday, January 9th from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-7:30 p.m.,  or Friday, January 10th from 8:30-11:00 a.m.

To schedule a conference for your City High student, please click on the following link:

Click on your student’s Advisor to select a conference at a time that is convenient for your family. You will only schedule ONE conference with your student’s Advisor. Please do not schedule more than one conference, or schedule a conference with another teacher. If you run into problems scheduling a conference online, please call us at (520) 623-7223 or email We look forward to seeing you at your student’s Student-Led Conference!

The school will operate on special schedules on January 9 & 10 to accommodate the conference schedule:


11:00 a.m. Building opens to students

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lunch served

12:05 p.m.-12:45 p.m. PER 1

12:50 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PER 3

1:35 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. PER 5

2:20 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ADVISORY

Students dismissed at 3:00 p.m.



11:00 a.m. Building opens to students

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lunch served

12:05 p.m.-12:45 p.m. PER 2

12:50 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PER 4

1:35 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. PER 6

2:20 p.m.-3:00 p.m. PER 7

Students dismissed at 3:00 p.m.

City High Drama Presents…Student Written Showcase

CITY High School Drama Production presents…

Student-Written Showcase. Come down to support student theater & see original one-act plays & monologues performed live onstage! $5 tickets, FREE for students. On sale now at CHS or available at the door.

Evening shows Friday & Saturday, Dec. 13 & 14, 7-8:30pm.

Art Show & Print Sale TOMORROW!

Join us for the art show and print sale tomorrow evening from 5:30-7pm!

Students will showcase their artwork from the semester and have prints available for purchase for $10 each
Originals will be available and priced by the artist.
See you tomorrow night!

Finals Week Schedule & Winter Break

Next week is finals week! Please note our special schedule and change in our after school programming.
Due to our special finals schedule next week, all after school VOICES programs will not happening. 
Stay tuned for our revised Spring schedule, coming out Jan. 6th, with programming starting the following Monday, Jan. 13th.

Monday, 12/16:
Regular Schedule

Tuesday, 12/17:
9:00 – 10:45  ADVISORY
10:55 – 12:40  PER 5
12:40 – 1:15 LUNCH
1:15 – 2:05  PER 6
2:10 – 3:00  PER 7

Wednesday, 12/18:
9:00 – 10:45  PER 2
10:55 – 12:40  PER 4
12:40 – 1:15 LUNCH

Thursday, 12/19:
9:00 – 10:45  PER 1
10:55 – 12:40  PER 3
12:40 – 1:15 LUNCH
1:15 – 3:00   MAKE-UP

Friday, 12/20
No School

Classes will resume Monday, January 6th, 2020. Have a wonderful winter break!


Thanksgiving Break November 28-29

City High School will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Here is a link to our SCHOOL CALENDAR. Please check this page regularly for information about events and special schedules.

How Money Works- Family Night, Dec 5th

Ever wonder how the banks are making money when they are constantly slapped with millions of dollars in fines? Do you wish that you understood how the wealthy create and keep their wealth?  How can you possibly win the financial game if you don’t know the rules?

The basic concepts of money management aren’t difficult to understand. They’re based on common sense, and can put financial success within your reach. Alison Manes and Ernie Escarcega will go step by step teaching you the proven principles that have already worked for so many families to get out of debt, raise their credit scores, build wealth and understand how money works.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:30pm-7pm in our event space at 37 E. Pennington. Students welcome!

Veteran’s Day- No School on Monday, November, 11th

A reminder to our students and guardians:

School will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

Keep up to date with all school events on our 2019-2020 school calendar.

VOICES Received Additional Grant Funding, Adding Extended-Day Programming

Our VOICES Extended Day programming received an increase in funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant last week and

we’re excited to announce additional after school programming! As always, all programs are free, and open to all students on a drop-in basis, no registration or enrollment necessary.

Starting this week we’ll be offering a Photo & Video Arts class, and extending our Desert Youth Gardening school-day elective after school.
Taught by CHS alum, and recent art school graduate, Grace King Palmer, Photo & Video Arts will be focusing on a variety of photo techniques,aswell as filmmaking. The class will meet in room 205 (art studio) on Mondays 3:15-5:15, and Wednesdays 1-3pm, beginning on 11/6.
The Desert Youth Gardening class (aka DYG Afterschool) is led by Jennifer Knochel, and will also be starting up 11/6, meeting Tuesdays, 3-4:30, & Wednesdays, 1:30-3pm. They will work on sustainability projects in the alley and around the school. You don’t need to be enrolled in the DYG elective to participate!
Stay tuned for more additions to our extended day program coming soon including after school Credit Recovery, ACT Test Prep, Chemistry Tutoring, weekend outings with Ironwood Tree Experience, workshops with Sonoran Glass School, and more!

6th Annual Chili Cook Off

Greetings City CCL family!

It’s chili season!
Our 6th Annual Chili Cook Off is THIS MONTH!
Join us Thursday, November 21st from 5:30-7:00pm
Students, parents, staff, and the community are welcome to enter their chili OR come and EAT chili for $5 per person!
Cost of entry includes a drink and all the chili you can eat.
Chili participants eat for free!
Find the entry form HERE.
RSVP to the facebook event HERE!